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Hinds Sets Community Outreach Events for January

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Holiday Hours: Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is being celebrated Monday, Jan. 20.

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North Adams OKs Restaurant at Greylock Works

The Planning Board on Monday night approved the addition of the restaurant, The Break Room, to the renovated mill space on State Road.

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Snow on the Way; Preview for Southern Vermont on Wednesday

The National Weather Service's Albany, N.Y., has issued the advisory beginning Wednesday at 10 p.m. through Thursday at 7 p.m. Snowfall across much of Vermont could reach 3 to 5 inches with more expected in the higher elevations, along with gusty winds.

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New Owners Take Over Williamstown's Nature's Closet

Longtime store manager Beth McLean and friend Amy Jeschawitz bought the combination outdoor store/smoothie shop on Jan. 2 from founder Steve Hinchcliffe.

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North Adams City Council Asked to Intercede in 'Pillar Art' Stalemate

Councilors Marie T. Harpin and Jason Laforest are asking that the council order that pillars under the Veterans Memorial Bridge be tested to determine if the artwork that was painted over nearly three years ago can be restored.

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North Adams Library Parlor Closed For Renovations

Library Director Sarah Sanfilippo told the trustees Wednesday that they have already begun removing books to accommodate the update to the parlor in the historic mansion.

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Colegrove Teachers & Students Provide School Committee With Update

The principals have been asked to present programming and initiatives to the committee, with Greylock taking the lead last month with its successful solution to reducing behavioral problems.

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North Adams Mayor Updates Council on Public Safety Roof Fiasco

Blue tarps had become a permanent part of the decor at the public safety building over the years. The aged structure's leaky roof has posed a danger to first responders and their very expensive equipment.

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BHS, Williams College Collaborate on Retail Pharmacy on Spring Street

The Williamstown Apothecary is scheduled to open in early spring, following the completion of renovations to the property being undertaken by Berkshire Health Systems and municipal permitting.

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Barrett Tells Williamstown Select Board Rail Service 'Feasible'

Barrett stopped by the panel's twice-monthly meeting to give an update on a variety of legislative issues, and he said transportation generally is perhaps the No. 1 area where the state action can benefit the Berkshires.

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Boston Bruins Alumni Prevail Over Northern Berkshire Alums

On Saturday, a packed house at Peter W. Foote Vietnam Veterans Memorial Rink enjoyed a friendly battle between their local hockey heroes and notorious members of the Boston Bruins Alumni.

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North Adams School Officials Talk Next Steps in Greylock Project

While Greylock School has been accepted into the first steps of a school renovation program, it will take years for the process to play out.

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Adams Selectmen Approves Hoosac Station Agreement

Currently, the interior museum is in the design phase and funding will be needed. However, the agreement does open the project up for more grant-funding opportunities.

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Four Freedoms March Again Draws Large Crowd to Pittsfield

The annual Four Freedoms March is held to acknowledge the four freedoms that were outlined by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in a State of the Union address nearly 80 years ago.

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North Adams City Council Seeking Legal Opinion on Pillar Art

Councilors voted unanimously to send a request from Councilors Jason LaForest and Marie T. Harpin to test the viability of the repainted art to the General Government Committee with the amendment it would formulate questions for the city solicitor.

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Lanesborough Police Chief Retiring, Taxes Dropping

Police Chief Timothy Sorrell will be retiring after serving five years in the position.

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Four Berkshire Co-Working Centers Get MassDevelopment Grants

The Old Stone Mill, the Stationery Factory in Dalton, Lever Inc. in North Adams and Frameworks in Pittsfield received a total of $206,000‬ through MassDevelopment's Collaborative Workspace Program. The awards were announced on Thursday at the Worcester CleanTech Incubator as some $1,892,910 in grants were made to 31 organizations throughout the state.

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Williamstown Seeks Data on Interest in Municipal Broadband

Included in the annual street census this month, Williamstown residents received a brief survey to assess their interest in the town creating a municipally owned fiber optic network.

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Pittsfield City Council May Reconsider Subcommittees

Councilors Helen Moon, Keven Morandi, and Chris Connell voted against the assignments and asked Council President Peter Marchetti to reconsider his selections.

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Hinsdale Man Pleads Guilty to Murdering Kassedi Clark

The Hinsdale man responsible for the murder of Kassedi Clark pleaded guilty Monday in Berkshire Superior Court.

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Adams Moving Forward With Tobacco Cap

The Board of Health plans to move forward with capping tabaco permits in town even after some push back from a selectman.

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Construction Begins on Great Barrington Affordable Housing Project

A 45-unit affordable housing project on the old New England Log Homes site is moving forward now that financing is in place for the $17.2 million project.

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North Adams Happenings: Jan. 15-21

January 25 - MASS MoCA Community Day FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION ALL DAY Free for all who walk through the doors, our annual community celebration is brimming with art-making, gallery tours, live music, pop-up performances, fun photos, and tons more to inspire and explore. Kidspace turns 20 this year join the festivities as we celebrate two decades of bringing engaging exhibitions and a vibrant art studio to both children and adults.Check "More information." for a full schedule of events.More info

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Cheshire Looks For Options For Road, Building Repairs

Selectwoman Michelle Francesconi raised the issue of the fire station, which recently had its roof repaired but is now experiencing some heating issues.

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Williamstown Parks & Rec Committee Delivers Its Report

Among the more ambitious suggestions from the committee is to designate a town employee to "curate, prioritize and advance this work," a step that would have clear implications for the town's budget.

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Pittsfield School Committee Reorganizes

Superintendent Jason McCandless handed the gavel to Chairwoman Katherine Yon after the committee unanimously voted to re-elect her as chairman.

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Mount Greylock Committee Meets Award Winners, Discusses Budget Priorities

The Renzi Award, first given in 1986, honors the legacy of former teacher, principal and superintendent Helen Renzi.

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10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival Returns in February

The expanded 9th annual 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival returns to cure those winter blues this February with a new emphasis on outdoor recreation.

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Pittsfield Man Sentenced for Domestic Assault Convictions

Judge Jennifer Tyne sentenced Andrew Rossetti, 32, of Pittsfield to 2 1/2 years at the Berkshire County House of Correction on a single count of intimidation of a witness.

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New Partner Named at Donovan O'Connor & Dodig

A native of Adams, Clough received a bachelor of arts degree, cum laude, with a double major in psychology and criminal justice from SUNY Albany in 2004 and juris doctorate degree from Suffolk University Law School in 2009. Clough has been recognized for six years running by SuperLawyers as a "rising star" in the area of Social Security disability.

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Youth Soccer Officials Course Offered

The Massachusetts State Referee Committee will offer a new soccer referee course in our area for anyone interested in becoming a USSF Soccer Official.

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Pittsfield Receives Insurance Grant to Inspect Parks

The city received a $10,000 grant from the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association to inspect all playgrounds and provide inspection trainings.

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BArT Comes Back for Big Win at the Armory

Brandan Bamba Tuesday scored 22 points in a come-from-behind win for the Berkhire Arts and Technology Charter School basketball team.

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Bird's Career Best Lifts MCLA to Seventh Straight

Hayden Bird came off the bench to score a career best 31 points to lead the MCLA men's basketball team to its seventh straight win as the Trailblazers upended the Salem State Vikings 98-84 Thursday evening in MASCAC action.

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@theMarket: The Teflon Markets

Guess what? The Fed injected even more money ($258.9 billion) into repos last Friday. No one actually knows why or what is going on at this stage. All the excuses the central bank has used to explain the market's need for so much cash now sound shallow and certainly less than kosher.

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BCC Announces Fall Semester Dean's List

Part-time students are eligible for the list if they meet the same requirements, except that their credit hours may have been completed during the fall and spring semesters of one academic year.

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Cultural Pittsfield This Week: Jan. 17-23

Berkshire Community College honors one of America's greatest heroes by giving back to the community at its annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service event, taking place in the Connector building at BCC's main campus on Monday, Jan. 20 and co-sponsored by the NAACP-Berkshire County Branch.

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MCLA Men Open MASCAC Play with Win

The MCLA men's basketball team opened Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference play with a 74-68 victory over host Bridgewater State University on Saturday afternoon at the Tinsley Center.

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The Independent Investor: Can We Afford 4 More Years of Trade Wars?

After almost three years of threats, bluster and on-again-off-again tariffs, we are right back where we were before Donald Trump was elected.

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Meehan Leads Williams Women's Basketball Past Hamilton

Maggie Meehan scored 17 points Friday to lead the Williams College women's basketball team to a 70-61 win over Hamilton.

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'1917': Mistaken Destiny

Shock and marvel combine in our appreciation of the award-worthy art direction, phenomenal cinematography and special effects that provide a near seamless, non-stop chronicle of the death-defying mission the two young soldiers undertake.

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Bird Leads MCLA Men to Sixth Straight Win

Drury High School graduate Hayden Bird scored 16 points off the bench, and the Trailblazer men's basketball team rallied past the visiting Fitchburg State Falcons, 78-65, in MASCAC action from the Amsler Campus Center.

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Business Owners: Plan for Next Phase of Life

As a business owner, you're always thinking of what you need to do now. But you can't forget about the future yours and that of your business. So it may be a good idea to consider your personal retirement plan and business succession strategy.

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Williams Men's, Women's Basketball Drop Non-League Games

Katelyn Pickunka and Amelia Clairmont each scored 17 points Tuesday to lead the Smith College women's basketball team to a 71-64 win over Williams.

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Williams Men's Basketball Edges Amherst on Road

Williams College's Henry Feinberg hit a pair of free throws with three seconds left, and an Amherst 3-pointer with one second left was off the mark as the Ephs beat the Mammoths, 72-69, on Saturday.

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Bamba, BArT Basketball Top White Oak

Brandon Bamba scored 35 points Wednesday to lead the BArT Charter basketball team to an 81-35 win over White Oak.

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BArT Tops Buxton at the Armory

Brandon Bamba and Isaac Bamba scored 20 and 19 points, respectively, to lead the BArT Charter basketball team to a 63-23 win over Buxton on Thursday.

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@theMarket: Fed Stimulus Continues to Pump the Markets

When asked, the members of the Federal Reserve Board continue to argue that the almost $500 million they have pumped into the overnight repurchase market since September is not quantitative easing. The stock market disagrees.

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